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This accession consists of records created and maintained by Howard Bass while producing public programs at the National Museum of American History (NMAH). The majority
of the records pertain to the "American Sampler" series of programs which presented traditional music, dance, and storytelling from communities and cultural groups throughout
the United States. Also documented are the "Communities in Concert" series which presented outdoor concerts featuring a variety of musical styles including jazz, folk, gospel,
Latin American, and American popular songs; the "Word of Mouth" series which featured performances celebrating African American, Native American, and Anglo American oral traditions
in storytelling, oratory, and ballad singing; the "Music of New Mexico Festival" which explored traditional Hispanic and Native American music and dance; and the "Smithsonian's
America" exhibition in Chiba (Chiba-shi), Japan in 1994. This accession contains materials from when Bass was contractor and later a program producer for the Dept. of Public
Programs and then the Office of Cultural History prior to the Division of Cultural History. Materials include correspondence, brochures, programs, images, reviews, teacher's
guides, student learning guides, advertisements, and clippings.
Speech of the Hon. Isaac I. Stevens : delegate from Washington Territory, on the Washington & Oregon war claims, delivered in the House of representatives of the United States, May 31, 1858 / by Isaac Ingalls Stevens
Black members of Congress & their speeches & tributes : and (Tributes to Blacks by other Congressmen) compiled from the "Congressional Record", Vol. 131, 1-179 & Vol. 132 1-40 / by Sheryl Howard Clayton, compiler
Virginia oratory, containing selections from native Virginians arranged in chronological groupings to illustrate outstanding epochs in Virginia history. Designed for special use in high schools and college. By William Royall Smithey ... and Calvin Hall Phippins ..